Questions tagged [kegging]

The process of moving beer or wine into larger storage containers and sealing them for later consumption. Generally carbonated using CO2 or beer gas (70/30 Nitrogen/CO2).

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No psi shortly after kegging

I kegged my APA tonight and all seemed fine. I set the psi to 15, burped the keg a few times and put the keg in my fridge. An hour later I checked on it and the psi was at 0, the co2 tank was ...
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Kegging and dispensing over distance/elevation using keg pressure or something else

A few years ago I set off to turn my kitchen dry bar into a wet bar by routing beer from my kegerator to the taps 10 or so feet above. I was advised against it by some employees at my local home brew ...
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Kegging, does the beer need to be clear?

Going to start kegging after many years of bottling beer. Watching YouTube, a brewer spoke of letting the beer "clear" for a few weeks before serving. I assumed he meant that he was cold crashing it ...
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Racetrack or standard kegs?

I purchased a pair of ball lock corny kegs at a garage sale recently, and they are in great shape, although they're missing the top cap. Is there an easy way to tell whether they are standard or ...
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Does anyone make low-profile ball lock disconnects?

Is there such a thing as low-profile gas/liquid disconnects for ball lock corny kegs? I'm curious if there's anything commercially available that is notably shorter in height than the typical black/...
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Faster carbonation by injecting CO2 into the Draw line

I am fairly new to kegging my homebrew. I have successfully used the "Saturation Over Time" method and was wondering if I could speed it up a bit by injecting gas through the draw line rather than the ...
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Can you keg your homebrew in a cleaning keg?

I have been brewing beer for a couple of months now. I currently have a beer line and tap in my garage that has a cleaning keg for running cleaning solution through the lines. I was just wondering if ...
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Transferring carbed beer between kegs at different temps - will it retain carbonation?

Say I have a keg of beer at around room temp. (23C/73.4F). I want 2.2 volumes of CO2 carbonation so using this calculator I figure out I need to add 25.83PSI of pressure - some time later the beer is ...
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no prime up in kegging

2 gall plastic barrel 2" cap with vent, you know the sort. never pressured up, and its a new barrel new cap,no leaks. I decided on fresh yeast from off my spin plate, looked fine enough, added another ...
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cider keg carbonation problem

I have applied a method seen on youtube where the keg was laid down and rocked by foot rolling it back and forth for about 5 minutes. Trouble is I did not get much bubbles after about letting it ...
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Poppet not sitting correctly in liquid post.

I'm having some real trouble getting the poppet to sit correctly in the liquid post of my keg. Below is an image with the poppet in: Notice that there is a sizable gap between the poppet o-ring and ...
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Regarding CO2 in my keg

Just kegged my American Stout last night. Gave it a little agitation at 30 psi, then left it at serving pressure around 8-9psi. First taste, it's great! The only slight thing I noticed I can only ...
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Carbonating a keg outside of a fridge until it is ready

My refrigerator is full but I am kegging two Saisons today. I plan on letting them sit in room temperature for 2 weeks and then moving them into the refrigerator when they are fully carbonated. ...
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Priming sugar in kegs [duplicate]

Do you need to add priming sugar when moving beer to a keg? Will the CO2 from the system be enough to carbonate it?
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Are plastic mini kegs worth their while?

When using a plastic mini keg does the beer come out well and how many times can you re-use the plastic bottle's ?
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Can you load less than 1.3 gallons into the Tap-A-Draft system?

I'm just starting out home brewing and I am planning on sticking with 1 gallon brews for a while. I want to purchase a Tap-a-Draft system but continue with 1 gallon batches for a while. Can you load ...
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X2 IPA force carb pressure

What is a good pressure to force carb a double IPA in a five gallon keg? Is it possible to over carb when force carbing? This is the my first time trying this method and don't want to over do it if ...
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tap line resistor

I just got my coffin style keezer all set up. I did the calculations to get a "balanced" system at a normal 12 PSI of pressure. This gave me 7 feet of 1/4" hose. Apparently my math was a little wrong, ...
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new CO2 leak at regulator connection

I had to exchange my first CO2 tank and when I went to connect the regulator to the new tank I am able to screw it on but there is still a leak from the connection not matter the tightness. Is this ...
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Corny keg post sizes

My corny keg has two O-rings on each post is this ok? As my other keg only has one, do I leave both O-rings on or remove one?
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Should I sanitize my keg posts every time I attach a quick disconnect?

Whenever I need to attach a disconnect to my kegs to take a sample I first spray the disconnect and post down with star san. After I have taken a sample and removed the disconnect I spray the post ...
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Co2 shut-off valve

My 5lb co2 tank ran out after 2 uses. The 1/6 keg didn't even get kicked. Do u i need to turn the shut off to off to stop flow of co2 so it doesn't run out? Or do I have a leak?
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Fixing keg lid leaks

I have a few kegs with loose lids. That is, the lever doesn't offer a lot of resistance when you close the lid. I think the kegs are leaking CO2 from the lid. I have heard that putting pennies under ...
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3/16 ID x 5/16 OD beer lines

I recently found a good deal online for food-grade beverage lines. I guess I only paid attention to the inner diameter measurements (3/16") to make sure it would fit with my existing barbed nipples ...
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Long term storage of equipment like buckets and kegs, lines, etc

I'm moving, so I'm emptying my kegs (not down the drain!), and as I go I'm cleaning lines, emptying buckets, disassembling taps, etc.; and trying to figure out how best to store everything (assume it ...
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Kegging: hose clamp technique?

I'm re-attaching the CO2 to the home made kegerator I've inherited and I'm wondering if there are any steps one should follow for securing the hoses. Securing the hose clamps is pretty obvious, but I ...
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Different Carbonation Levels on a Single Manifold

I have a Belgian Golden Strong and an American Brown that are both going into the same keggerator that share the same manifold. I would like to carbonate the Belgian at a higher value than the ...
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Bringing Cold Crashed Beer to Room Temperature

So I cold crashed and force carbed a saison recently, but after trying a glass I realized that it might be a little young and too funky. I took the keg out of the fridge and let it warm to room ...
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Off-flavour after carbonation

I tasted the beer when it came out of the fermenter and it was great. I cooled it to 4 degrees then I racked it into the keg and force carbonated - about 1 minute at 300kPa, a good few minutes of ...
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Conditioning kegged carbonated beer

Is there any difference in conditioning beer in a force carbonated keg vs a secondary? This is under the assumption that both the keg and secondary hold ales and are sitting at about room temperature....
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How do I know what value I want for Volumes of CO2

I've bottled about 15-20 batches, but I am ready to keg for the first time. I see the table that has been rep[roduced on quite a few websites, and it has 3 examples with a range for the Volumes of CO2 ...
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Using corny keg without a gas dip tube

Just thinking about removing a gas tip tube to maximize headspace. What if I just slide its o-ring on the post? That should in theory keep the keg sealed. What do you guys think?
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Fixing a "Watery" beer

I brewed a V2 of this NEIPA I was trying to improve and it's currently sitting in the keg awaiting bottling. I brewed on new equipment and I had less boil off than expected so I had maybe a .75-1gal ...
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How to fully carbonate a keg with no beer line at very low serving pressure?

I use a tap attached directly to my corny keg (similar to this: https://barleyhaven.com/corny-keg-faucet-tap-ball-lock.html). That means I have my serving pressure at 10kpa. My carbonation method is ...
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At what pressure reading should I refill my CO2 tank?

It seems like the pressure reading seems to go from ~400 to 0 when I'm not looking, but some of the regulators have a red area, marking when pressure is low. I ask because I had to order a new ...
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Replace current quick disconnect barb with 5/16" barb

I recently bought a length of hose for connecting my regulator to my quick disconnects. The hose fits snug on the regulator barb but is very loose on the quick disconnect barb. Here is the hose - 5/...
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Kegging process and serving PSI

I'm now the proud owner of a corny keg. I just have a couple of questions about carbonating the beer and then what to do during / after serving. As far as I'm aware, to carbonate the beer I just need ...
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refilling 5 liter Newcastle mini keg's

Can you refill an empty Newcastle or Heineken mini keg with your own home brew? I have recently purchased a "Koolatron" 5 liter mini keg system and want to know if my empty mini kegs can be filled ...
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Bottling from a jockey box?

So I've kegged my last batch, was an 'imperial IPA', and will drink it in my house with some few friends. It's a borrowed 19L cornelius keg, and I think that we cannot drain it completely. Since I've ...
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Clarifying beer that’s already carbonated and under pressure using fermzilla

I don’t have refrigerator space to cold crash my fermentor so I’m cold crashing in the keg. I usually also add gelatin to the keg, crash it to 5 degrees, add gelatin, and leave it for 24 hours before ...
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Using pressure barrels for carbonated larger/cider?

I was wondering if there was a way to get alcohol in my pressure barrels (those £25, 23l types) to be carbonated similar to shop bought largers and ciders. I've completed my first brew which was a 40 ...
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Will a stout faucet give me the same effect as a beer engine?

I know that stout faucets were devised as a means for emulating the cask ale experience but how close are they? Can I skip getting a beer engine at home and just get a stout faucet and beer gas?
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Doubling my beer volume

hi guys i'm very new to this beer brewing business. ill be be having a small party this weekend, I'm short on beer, So I'd like to know how do i go about doubling my alcohol volume when diluting it ...

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